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Manasawee Indrabhinduwat, Maria C Arciniegas Calle, Joseph P Colgan, Benoy N Villarraga
A 37-year-old male presented with cough, dyspnea, significant weight loss (45 pounds) and subacute fever for the past two months. Physical examination revealed inspiratory and expiratory wheezing bilaterally. A normal S1, S2 and a 3/6 systolic ejection murmur at the left upper parasternal border with respiratory variation were found during cardiac auscultation. Kidney and bone marrow biopsy reported a high grade B cell lymphoma. Echocardiography and cardiac CT findings consisted of multiple intracardiac masses affecting the right ventricular (RV) outflow track, RV apex, medial portion of the right atrium and posterior left atrium, as well as mild impairment of the RV systolic function...
June 12, 2018: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29868538/valvular-heart-disease-in-a-young-israeli-ethiopian-immigrant-population-from-the-gondar-region-with-implications-for-rheumatic-heart-disease
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Daniel Lyon Fink, Yoram Chaiter, Samuel Menahem, Rivka Farkash, Yossy Machluf
Background: Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) among Ethiopian school children was recently found to be 1.4%. Immigration of the Jewish population from the Gondar region to Israel created an opportunity for further enquiry. Methods: A cross-sectional study of the cardiac status of 113,671 adolescent recruits aged 16-19 years from the northern district of Israel who completed the medical profiling process over a 22-year period. Results: 140 recruits had a history of rheumatic fever (0...
2018: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29844744/murmur-associated-with-diastolic-paradoxical-jet-flow-in-a-43-year-old-man-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Michiyo Yamano, Tatsuya Kawasaki, Hirokazu Shiraishi, Tadaaki Kamitani, Takatomo Shima, Takashi Nakamura, Satoaki Matoba
A diastolic paradoxical jet flow, often seen in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, is a unique flow from the apex toward the base of the left ventricle during isovolumic relaxation. To date, this phenomenon appears to have been noninvasively detected only on echocardiograms. We report the case of a 43-year-old man with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and a diastolic paradoxical jet flow, in whom cardiac auscultation revealed a soft S4 , a systolic ejection murmur, and a low-pitched early diastolic murmur immediately after S2 at the apex...
April 2018: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29794244/cardiac-auscultation-poorly-predicts-the-presence-of-valvular-heart-disease-in-asymptomatic-primary-care-patients
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Syed K M Gardezi, Saul G Myerson, John Chambers, Sean Coffey, Joanna d'Arcy, F D Richard Hobbs, Jonathan Holt, Andrew Kennedy, Margaret Loudon, Anne Prendergast, Anthony Prothero, Joanna Wilson, Bernard D Prendergast
OBJECTIVE: Cardiac auscultation is a key clinical skill, particularly for the diagnosis of valvular heart disease (VHD). However, its utility has declined due to the widespread availability of echocardiography and diminishing emphasis on the importance of clinical examination. We aim to determine the contemporary accuracy of auscultation for diagnosing VHD in primary care. METHODS: Cardiac auscultation was undertaken by one of two experienced general practitioners (primary care/family doctors) in a subset of 251 asymptomatic participants aged >65 years undergoing echocardiography within a large community-based screening study of subjects with no known VHD...
May 24, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750649/cardiac-examination-in-children-with-laron-syndrome-undergoing-mecasermin-therapy
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Nurdan Erol, Metin Yıldız, Ayla Güven, Ayse Yıldırım
BACKGROUND: Laron syndrome (LS), which can be defined as primary growth hormone resistance or insensitivity, is a rare genetic disease inherited by an autosomal recessive trait. Although it is undistinguishable from growth hormone deficiency, LS has high levels of growth hormone, but insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) cannot be synthesized. Mecasermin treatment is the only option for the patients who suffer from LS. This study aims to research cardiac findings of children with LS, who receive treatment with mecasermin...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656824/ductus-arteriosus-aneurysm-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#6
E Xu, J-G Delpey, E Finel, A Pennanéach
We report the case of an infant boy born at 39 weeks and 5 days who presented a cleft lip and palate. During the assessment to detect associated malformations, cardiac auscultation revealed a systolic heart murmur. Echocardiography and subsequent thoracic computed tomography angiography identified an aneurysm of the ductus arteriosus. Ductus arteriosus aneurysm, a complicated form of patent ductus arteriosus, may not be as rare as once considered. A clear majority of ductus arteriosus aneurysms are asymptomatic and physiologically resolve after birth...
May 2018: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600103/report-of-a-lung-carcinoma-extended-to-the-left-atrium-through-pulmonary-vein
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Federico Cipriano, Lycio U Dessoti, Alfredo José Rodrigues, Walter Vilella de Andrade Vicente, Fernando Chahud, Paulo Roberto B Evora
Lung cancers may extend along or grow through the pulmonary veins to invade or lie within the left atrium (LA). A 62-year-old man, previously healthy, presented with 1-month ventilatory-independent right hemithorax back pain, dry cough and large effort dyspnea. He also referred weight loss of 12 kg in 10 months and denied hemoptysis. As antecedents, he smoked for 40 years and moderate daily alcoholism. On physical examination, the patient was in good general condition, hydrated and regular respiration at rest [blood pressure (BP) =120/80 mmHg; heart rate (HR) =90 bpm; respiratory rate (RR) =16 rpm]...
January 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29525758/atrial-myxoma-presenting-as-infective-endocarditis
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Gerald Paul Fitzgerald, John Joseph Coughlan, Zahir Satti, Samer Arnous
A 23-year-old Asian student presented to our service with a 1-month history of fever, weight loss of 10 kg, night sweats, fatigue and general malaise. He was previously well with no significant medical or family history. He had a low-grade pyrexia and cardiac auscultation revealed a diastolic murmur consistent with 'tumour plop'. He had no sequelae of endocarditis. He had low-grade pyrexia of 37.7°C, and ECG showed sinus tachycardia at 130 bpm. He had raised inflammatory markers and was started on broad spectrum antibiotics...
March 9, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490899/cardiac-auscultation-using-smartphones-pilot-study
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Si-Hyuck Kang, Byunggill Joe, Yeonyee Yoon, Goo-Yeong Cho, Insik Shin, Jung-Won Suh
BACKGROUND: Cardiac auscultation is a cost-effective, noninvasive screening tool that can provide information about cardiovascular hemodynamics and disease. However, with advances in imaging and laboratory tests, the importance of cardiac auscultation is less appreciated in clinical practice. The widespread use of smartphones provides opportunities for nonmedical expert users to perform self-examination before hospital visits. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to assess the feasibility of cardiac auscultation using smartphones with no add-on devices for use at the prehospital stage...
February 28, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449957/early-detection-of-myocardial-dysfunction-using-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-in-a-young-cat-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Ryohei Suzuki, Yohei Mochizuki, Hiroki Yoshimatsu, Ayaka Niina, Takahiro Teshima, Hirotaka Matsumoto, Hidekazu Koyama
Case summary: A 5-month-old intact female Scottish Fold cat was presented for cardiac evaluation. Careful auscultation detected a slight systolic murmur (Levine I/VI). The findings of electrocardiography, thoracic radiography, non-invasive blood pressure measurements and conventional echocardiographic studies were unremarkable. However, two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography revealed abnormalities in myocardial deformations, including decreased early-to-late diastolic strain rate ratios in longitudinal, radial and circumferential directions, and deteriorated segmental systolic longitudinal strain...
January 2018: JFMS Open Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363219/microscopic-abnormality-classification-of-cardiac-murmurs-using-anfis-and-hmm
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H M Fahad, M Usman Ghani Khan, Tanzila Saba, Amjad Rehman, Sajid Iqbal
Auscultation of heart dispenses identification of the cardiac valves. An electronic stethoscope is used for the acquisition of heart murmurs that is further classified into normal or abnormal murmurs. The process of heart sound segmentation involves discrete wavelet transform to obtain individual components of the heart signal and its separation into systole and diastole intervals. This research presents a novel scheme to develop a semi-automatic cardiac valve disorder diagnosis system. Accordingly, features are extracted using wavelet transform and spectral analysis of input signals...
May 2018: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326113/acute-heart-failure-with-new-onset-continuous-murmur-in-a-26-year-old-man
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Yi-Chen Wang, Chen-Wei Huang, Ting-Wei Lin
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April 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300869/educational-needs-and-application-of-guidelines-in-the-management-of-patients-with-mitral-regurgitation-a-european-mixed-methods-study
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Bernard Iung, Victoria Delgado, Patrice Lazure, Suzanne Murray, Per Anton Sirnes, Raphael Rosenhek, Susanna Price, Marco Metra, Céline Carrera, Michele De Bonis, Michael Haude, Gerhard Hindricks, Jeroen Bax, Alec Vahanian
Aims: To assess the knowledge and application of European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines in the management of mitral regurgitation (MR). Methods and results: A mixed-methods educational needs assessment was performed. Following a qualitative phase (interviews), an online survey was undertaken using three case scenarios (asymptomatic severe primary MR, symptomatic severe primary MR in the elderly, and severe secondary MR) in 115 primary care physicians (PCPs), and 439 cardiologists or cardiac surgeons from seven European countries...
April 14, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133490/auscultation-while-standing-a-basic-and-reliable-method-to-rule-out-a-pathologic-heart-murmur-in-children
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Bruno Lefort, Elodie Cheyssac, Nathalie Soulé, Jacques Poinsot, Marie-Catherine Vaillant, Alaeddin Nassimi, Alain Chantepie
PURPOSE: The distinction between physiologic (innocent) and pathologic (organic) heart murmurs is not always easy in routine practice, leading too often to unnecessary cardiology referrals and expensive investigations. We aimed to test the hypothesis that the complete disappearance of murmur on standing can exclude cardiac disease in children. METHODS: From January 2014 to January 2015, we prospectively included 194 consecutive children aged 2 to 18 years who were referred for heart murmur evaluation to pediatric cardiologists at 2 French medical centers...
November 2017: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115044/a-leg-ulcer-with-pulsating-varicose-veins-from-the-legs-to-the-heart
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Sabrina Johanna Swoboda, Hauke Schumann, Dimitra Kiritsi
We present the case of a 58-year-old man who presented to our wound care centre with a 7 -month history of a progressive unilateral leg ulcer. He reported intermittent, heavy bleeding at the ulcer. The duplex sonography showed a bilateral incompetence of the saphenofemoral junctions and the entire course of the great saphenous veins and, surprisingly, also a bilateral reversed arterial-like pulsating flow in the great and small saphenous veins as well as in the deep veins of the lower extremities. During cardiac examination by auscultation and echocardiography, we detected a previously undescribed severe tricuspid insufficiency with strongly reduced systolic ejection of both the left and the right ventricle and repercussions on the peripheral venous system as a cause for the pulsating veins...
February 2018: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110981/distributive-shock-in-a-neonate-with-diffuse-infantile-hepatic-hemangioma
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James Brown, Rajan Arora, Usha Sethuraman
BACKGROUND: Hemangiomas are common cutaneous findings on healthy infants. These vascular malformations are generally benign, though in rare circumstances they can potentially be fatal. This is particularly true when the hemangiomas are large or numerous and occurring in visceral organs. Previously unrecognized visceral hemangiomas are part of the differential for any neonate presenting unexpectedly in shock. CASE REPORT: A 10-day-old neonate presented to the pediatric emergency department with difficulty breathing...
January 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060434/a-comparative-study-of-electronic-stethoscopes-for-cardiac-auscultation
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C Pinto, D Pereira, J Ferreira-Coimbra, J Portugues, V Gama, M Coimbra
There are several electronic stethoscopes available on the market today, with a very high potential for healthcare namely telemedicine, assisted decision and education. However, there are no recent comparatives studies published about the recording quality of auscultation sounds. In this study we aim to: a) define a ranking, according to experts opinion of 6 of the most relevant electronic stethoscopes on the market today; b) verify if there are any relations between a stethoscope's performance and the type of pathology present; c) analyze if some pathologies are more easily identified than others when using electronic auscultation...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030377/spontaneous-closure-of-ventricular-septal-perforation-following-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Tetsuo Yamanaka, Toru Fukatsu, Yoshimaro Ichinohe, Yasunobu Hirata
We report on an 84-year-old woman with anteroseptal acute myocardial infarction. Emergency coronary angiography revealed the occlusion of proximal left anterior descending artery without collateral circulation, and percutaneous coronary intervention was performed. Two drug eluting stents were implanted, and the procedure was concluded with thrombolysis in myocardial infarction grade 3 without complications. Postoperatively, no murmur was audible on auscultation and no shunt flow was observed on transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), and normal blood pressure was maintained...
October 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018632/patient-specific-oscillometric-blood-pressure-measurement-validation-for-accuracy-and-repeatability
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Jiankun Liu, Hao-Min Cheng, Chen-Huan Chen, Shih-Hsien Sung, Jin-Oh Hahn, Ramakrishna Mukkamala
Oscillometric devices are widely used for automatic cuff blood pressure (BP) measurement. These devices estimate BP from the oscillometric cuff pressure waveform using population average methods. Hence, the devices may only be accurate over a limited BP range. The objective was to evaluate a new patient-specific method, which estimates BP by fitting a physiologic model to the same waveform. One-hundred and forty-five cardiac catheterization patients and normal adults were included for study. The oscillometric cuff pressure waveform was obtained with an office device, while reference BP was measured via brachial artery catheterization or auscultation, during baseline and/or nitroglycerin administration...
2017: IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992906/renal-amyloidosis-associated-with-kartagener-syndrome-in-a-dog
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Bartolo Celona, Chiara Crinò, Carmelo Bruno, Simona Di Pietro, Elisabetta Giudice
A 4-year-old cocker spaniel, male, of 12kg body weight was presented because of the onset of polyuria or polydipsia. From the first months of its life, the dog had exhibited constant serous to mucopurulent nasal discharge, productive cough, sneezing, reverse sneezing, otitis, and recurrent episodes of fever. The respiratory signs had been treated several times with antibiotics, without ever achieving a complete resolution. Clinical examination revealed normal rectal temperature (38.3°C), increased respiratory rate (40breaths/min), a copious mucous nasal discharge and right deviation of the heart apex beat (ictus cordis)...
June 2017: Topics in Companion Animal Medicine
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